Issue Date: May 17, 2013
The Forest Advisory Committee of the Union environment ministry has paved the way for another private company to mine iron ore in the biodiversity-rich Saranda forest division of Jharkhand. In its meeting held on May 9-10, the committee that advises the ministry on forestland diversion, recommended clearance of almost 100 ha of forestland for mining in the favour of Rungta Mines Limited.
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